Hotel & Travel

The quality of the conference is reflected in the exceptional caliber of the host venue and the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is quite possibly the perfect venue. Outstanding guest rooms, great conference space, wonderful outdoor areas to unwind and relax and a creative culinary staff will provide all attendees with a first-class experience.


Experience the beauty of the desert at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. This refreshed, luxury hotel features superb service, redesigned venues and family-friendly amenities. From the moment you arrive on the lush resort grounds, you will feel yourself relaxing. Recharge in reimagined hotel rooms and suites which benefit from modular furniture, hardwood floors, indulgent bathrooms, workspaces with built-in USB ports and balconies. Enjoy entertaining space and views of the pool or lake in their Suites. Take a dip in the outdoor pools, test your swing on the golf courses or play a set on the tennis courts. Pamper yourself at the day spa and indulge at one of the popular restaurants. More than 234,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event venues are available providing great conference/meeting space.  When you are ready to explore, the resort is a short drive from downtown Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Music Festival and events in Indian Wells, California.

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

74-855 Country Club Drive

Palm Desert, California 92260 USA

(760) 341-2211 – Phone

(760) 341-1872 – Fax

On-site conference check-in is set for Friday, September 11th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM concluding with the final conference session early afternoon on Monday, September 14th.  Refer to the Conference Agenda for details.


The JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa (JWMDS) is offering a special group rate at $226.00 USD per night ($216 room rate plus $10 resort fee) plus state and local taxes. Last year's conference was sold out, so we encourage everyone to make your room arrangements as soon as possible. SPACE IS LIMITED.

Reservations must be made by the "Cut-Off Date," Saturday, August 8, 2020. Reservation requests received after the Cut-Off Date will be based on availability at the Hotel's prevailing rates. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY!!!

Optional Pre-conference Workshop Dates:  September 10 and 11, 2020

Full Conference Start Date:  September 11, 2020

Full Conference End Date:  September 14, 2020

Last Day to Book Sleeping Room(s) by:  Saturday, August 8, 2020

CLICK HERE to book your group rate sleeping room(s) for the 2020 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference

Reservations may also be modified or canceled by individuals at the above URL.


Call 1 (877) 622-3140, referring to The Plantrician Project or the International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference group/meeting name. Again, reservations must be made on or before the cutoff date.

Parking and Transportation

Click here to learn more about transportation options for your travel to and from Palm Desert, California and the surrounding area.

For commuter parking at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, special group pricing is being provided: Discounted daily self-parking is $20 valet is $34.

For those staying at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa, overnight self-parking is included in your room/resort fee.

Valet at prevailing rates.  Click here to learn more about parking rates.

Host Venue

Everything has changed, except the magnificent views! The resort has embarked on a journey that will transform the JW Marriott Desert Springs from floor to ceiling, featuring contemporary desert motifs from one space to the next.

The scale of the lobby is inspiring, the grand atrium evokes images of the layers of the desert spanning from the sun kissed mountains and cool pools of water buried underneath.

The stylish new guest rooms are built to recharge your mind, body and your devices - blending modern sophistication with organic nuances inspired by our location. 

Whimsical yet sophisticated architectural details incorporated throughout the pre-function space are abstracted in scale and layered to maintain the same sense of discovery introduced in the lobby.

Frank Sinatra, an icon in Palm Desert, made his last public performance in our largest ballroom. This legendary event is honored in the new design with mid-century elements of the chic Sinatra era.

For more information on the JW Marriott Desert Springs, CLICK HERE.

Host City

Palm Desert is a city in California's Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs. It’s home to country clubs, golf courses and shops. In the center, The Shops on El Paseo feature designer boutiques, plus restaurants and art galleries. The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens shelters desert-dwelling wildlife, including cheetahs and camels, from around the world. Shows at the McCallum Theatre span music, comedy, dance and drama.

In September, The City of Palm Desert enjoys warm desert temperatures during the day, cooling off nicely in the evenings.